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Monthly Archives: March 2020

The future is bright for hardliners in Iran

responsiblestatecraft.org – Iran held its 11th parliamentary elections late last month, handing a resounding victory to hardline and conservative forces during perhaps Iran’s most tumultuous few months since the 2009 Green Movement demonstrations. The elections were held after months of recession resulting from economic sanctions, the brutal November 2019. Government crackdown that left hundreds dead, Iran moving to the brink …

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Over 3,500 coronavirus cases in Iran, 107 deaths: Health ministry

Al-Arabia – Iran on Thursday reported 15 new deaths from the novel coronavirus and 591 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the toll to 107 dead and 3,513 infected. “Until today, samples have been taken of 23,327 suspected cases, only 3,513 of which have been confirmed,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a televised news conference. “Unfortunately 15 …

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Iran Cancels Friday Prayers Again Due To Coronavirus

Radiofarda – Iran has cancelled Friday Prayers for a second week across major cities amid the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which has claimed 92 lives so far. Mohammad-Javad Haj Ali-Akbar, Chairman of the Friday Prayers Policy-Making Council, on Wednesday made the cancellation announcement and said the decision was made in compliance with the Coronavirus Combat Task Force. The Council draws …

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‘Suicide Prevention Committees’ To Form In Iranian Universities

Radiofarda – An official of a university in the Iranian capital Tehran has said that the Ministry of Science has ordered universities to form committees to prevent suicides and “harmful behaviors” in all universities. Gholamreza Latifi, Student Affairs Deputy of Allameh Tabatabai University told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) on Wednesday that his university has already formed such a …

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Iran’s Trade Dropped Dramatically In January Compared With 2019

Radiofarda – Iran’s trade with its main partners dropped dramatically in January 2020 compared with last year when U.S. sanctions on oil exports were only partial. India’s Ministry of Economy on March 3 issued its January trade report, which shows imports from Iran dropping by 97 percent compared with January 2019. Last year, India imported $1.2 billion of oil and …

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Fate of Iranian protester remains unknown after being arrested

Iran-HRM – The family of Abbas Asgari do not have any information on his fate since he was arrested on December 15, 2019 by the IRGC Intelligence. Abbas Asgari, 34, lived in Zarganshahr of Ahvaz. The authorities’ failure to provide any information to the family has caused more serious concern. On November 16, 2019, Reza Neissi was shot and killed …

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Wounded protester remains unattended in jail after 3 months

Iran-HRM – Saber Rezaii, a wounded protester arrested during the nationwide protests in November 2019, has been detained for more than three months in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary without completing his medical treatment. Saber Rezaii was shot and wounded by security forces in the city of Quds outside Tehran on November 16. He was taken to hospital, but got arrested there. After …

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